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Overview of Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
Waterfront hotel with spa, near Kinsale Rugby Club

8.4/10 Very good

855 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Meeting Facilities
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Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Cork
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 24 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 29 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 33 min drive
  • Cobh Station - 42 min drive

About this property

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4-star hotel by the ocean
Take advantage of a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden at Kinsale Hotel & Spa. Indulge in a massage, a facial, and a body treatment at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Rockpool Restaurant, the onsite restaurant. In addition to a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), concierge services, and a water dispenser
  • An elevator, massage treatment rooms, and wedding services
  • Multilingual staff, a TV in the lobby, and free newspapers
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Kinsale Hotel & Spa include perks such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Designer toiletries, separate tubs/showers, and hair dryers
  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with Netflix, streaming services, and premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Dining

Rockpool Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from November 1 2022 to January 31 2023 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 1 2021 to January 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • One of the dining venues
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Recreation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle services
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from July 20 to August 31:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business center
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Kinsale Hotel & Spa currently open?
This property is closed from November 1 2022 to January 31 2023 (dates subject to change). The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 1 2021 to January 31 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Meeting facilities
  • Recreation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Shuttle services
  • Spa
  • Spa/Beauty services
  • Spa tub
Does Kinsale Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kinsale Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool. The pool will be unavailable from November 1 2021 to January 31 2022 (dates subject to change).
Are pets allowed at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Kinsale Hotel & Spa.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge of EUR 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Kinsale Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and rafting, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Kinsale Hotel & Spa also has an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Rockpool Restaurant. One of the dining venues will be unavailable from November 1 2021 to January 31 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include The White House (2.8 mi), Kitty O Se’s (2.8 mi), and Dino's (2.8 mi).
What's the area around Kinsale Hotel & Spa like?
Kinsale Hotel & Spa is located on the waterfront, a short 13-minute walk from Mount Long Castle. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say it is very quiet.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Anne, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

The property is well designed but a bit tired and in need of improvement beyond just painting. The hotel charges a premium for a view. That view is southern-exposure and the large windows generate a lot of passive solar heat in the room - great for winter, but the windows barely open to ventilate heat and the room air conditioner did not work at all. The shower is great but the water did not drain and would pool at the basin up to six inches. Later the front desk said none of air conditioners them chill the air and that they were not needed until recently because of "climate change". Sorry - these rooms would have always generated a lot of solar heat. Also, if the windows are open the occupant has to listen to the guests outside enjoying the terrace at night. It is not acceptable to withhold climate control from the occupants. As to the view - you need to close the curtains to keep the sun from heating up the room. At check out, the front desk really didn't seem to appreciate that our experience was unpleasant. We actually live in the area and expect to invite guests, but we will not recommend the hotel. I would recommend to others not to choose the "view" option. On a plus side for the hotel, the breakfast is excellent and professional.
David, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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gorgeous hotel with a beautiful view from our room. the spa was fantastic, all staff were very friendly and helpful. would recommend!
Sara, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Family weekend break
Hotel room was clean and roomy, nice view of the waterfall at the front of the hotel. There was a wedding on and we didn’t hear any noise. We stayed with 1 small child and a baby and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating. The only negative I have was the room was way too hot, the windows only open on tilt (a tiny bit) and the fan didn’t seem to have any cooling function. Other than this a fantastic location and great 2 night break.
Leana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Niamh, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely stay
We had a lovely stay, and would return. Surrounding area is magnificent
John, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff were first class. The reception staff went out of their way to us us with our needs, could not ask for mor.
Simon, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

My advice is to skip this hotel. I'm sure at one point this hotel was nice but those days are long gone. The property is run down. The front desk is not interested in the hospitality business at all. The dining was the worst we've ever experienced. The food was terrible. The amenities were not as advertised. We couldn't get access to the pool or any spa services. Basically this was a mistake for us to stay there. If you are planning an Ireland Trip, skip this one. This review is not even based on value. I looked at what I actually paid for the room and I
Lucas, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night trip
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